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Central Film School London

Practical Filmmaking

UCAS Code: 0G78

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

The BA (Hons) Practical Filmmaking (BAPF) is designed to teach aspiring filmmakers the essential skills, across a range of disciplines, to prepare them for a career in the screen industries. The degree focuses on the technical training for the pre-production, production and post production of a graduate film, and the theory and practice that underpins the skill sets of professional filmmakers.

**Programme Overview**
- 2-year programme intensive fast-track programme including summer terms

- Small class sizes and specialist seminar groups

- Taught by working industry professionals allowing students to receive training to industry standard from people who have up-to-date knowledge.

- Specialist training on Arri 16mm camera from Panavision.

- Learn about filmmaking from the perspective of the director, producer and writer and all key crew roles.

- Focus on current issues through the impact of documentary filmmaking, supported by the Bertha Foundation and DocHouse.

- Access to equipment and facilities outside of class time.

- Be trained in the use of Adobe products such as Adobe Premiere Pro.

- Progression: Depending on the specialisations followed during their studies, students may progress as Directors, Producers, Cinematographers, Editors, and Sound Designers. Students may also choose to study at postgraduate level in a specialised subject. Many graduates work as freelancers on independent productions whilst building their experience.

Modules

Level 4
Across terms 1 and 2, students must successfully pass the following modules:

Practical Film Production 1: HD (30 CATS)

Screen Studies: Landmarks in Cinema (30 CATS)

Visual Storytelling and Screen Grammar (30 CATS)

Working with Actors (15 CATS)

Screenwriting: Writing Short Films (15 CATS)


Level 5
Across terms 3 and 4, students must successfully pass the following modules:

Practical Film Production 2: S16mm (30 CATS)

Writing, Pitching and Developing Short Film (30 CATS)

Directing Actors (15 CATS)

Documentary Production (15 CATS)

Contemporary TV Formats (15 CATS)

Interactive Media Production (15 CATS)


Level 6
Across terms 5 and 6, students must successfully pass the following modules:

Graduation Film Development and Pre-Production (30 CATS)

Film Business, Marketing and Distribution (30 CATS)

In addition to this, in term 6 students must successfully pass the assessment on 2 specialisms -

Producing (30 CATS)

Directing (30 CATS)

Assistant Direction (30 CATS)

Cinematography (30 CATS)

Editing/Continuity (30 CATS)

Sound Recording/Mixing (30 CATS)

Assessment methods

Practical assessment and/or Essay
No written exams

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£21,600
for the whole course
England
£21,600
for the whole course
EU
£41,000
for the whole course
International
£41,000
for the whole course
Northern Ireland
£21,600
for the whole course
Scotland
£21,600
for the whole course
Wales
£21,600
for the whole course

Extra funding

Eligible students may apply for a Tuition Fee Loan to cover the full cost of the tuition fees, and/or a Maintainance Loan to support living costs.

For information about our Merit Scholarship or to find out about other sources of funding, please visit: https://centralfilmschool.com/scholarships-and-other-funding/

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Department:

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